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Re: Linked Data Platform ISSUE-20: What is the base URI of a POSTed document?

From: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:15:56 -0400
Message-ID: <5076D49C.1090608@w3.org>
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
CC: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, public-ldp-wg <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
On 10/11/2012 09:56 AM, Andy Seaborne wrote:
>
>
> On 11/10/12 13:46, Alexandre Bertails wrote:
>> But imposing
>> absolute URIs to define RDF graph is plain wrong, and highly
>> impractical.
>
> Do you agree the RDF specs do require absolute URIs as those specs are
> currently written (or drafted in RDF 1.1)?

I agree that people working with RDF databases don't have any
incentive to deal with relative URIs, as everything being absolute
helps having identifiers that don't change, so it's easier for them.

I believe that when it comes to data *on* the Web (so you can use
URLs), then you can always provide a context to resolve relative
URIs. Despite the stack being called Semantic Web, the use case where
things are not the Web is not properly handled.

At the end, I don't see the difference with a browser getting a HTML
document... You have all the URLs being resolved to absolute URLs, and
that's what matters at the end of the day.

Alexandre.

>
>      Andy
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